Pixels and Alien Workshop present a head turner of an edit from Surrey based purveyor of heavily popped technical skateboarding Ludo Gordon. Ludo first came to our attention via an edit filmed by Mark Burn last year, with his nollie tre flips particularly catching our eye, so it’s fitting that the last trick in this clip which is also filmed through Mark’s lens has as its ender an absolute banger of said trick.
It is an ender which also demonstrates Ludo’s monstrous pop, though at his height it’s possible that popping onto massive ledges (the rusty Sainsburys ones are higher than they look) or scooping flip tricks over whole blocks feels the same as ollieing up a curb does for me and my terminally stunted limbs. Ludo is clearly a student at the school of six foot plus steez aficionados which includes in its alumni Brian Anderson, Ron Whaley and Harry Bastard, with plenty of stylishly executed tricks laid down at various London spots of note – from Canada Water to Elephant and Castle, with a few lesser seen spots chucked in the mix too.
The section is interspersed with artwork from Alien Workshop head honcho which gives the whole thing the ambience of a classic Workshop piece, as does the use of My Bloody Valentine on the soundtrack – whose distorted guitar squeals and melodic, disaffected vocals in ‘You Never Should’ don’t sound a million miles away from J. Mascis, Lou and Murph… Press play below and keep an eye out for more from Ludo in 2018, we’re sure!
Filmed by Mark Burn.
Edited by Alan Glass.
Artwork by Sect (Mike Hill).
“UK Workshop rider Ludo Gordon has been hard at work in the streets of London with videographer Mark Burn and has put together one hell of a part for the Sovereign Sect. With a frame over 6ft, Ludo dwarfs spots and takes them apart with considerable style. This part is rad!”